Wearing a hat has always been one of my favorite styling tricks. They keep you warmer in the winter, they provide some shade in the summer, and they cover troublesome hair. I own fedoras, Panamas, roll brim, straw, and felt ones but no ball caps, cloches, boaters, buckets, or beanies. Keep reading to learn why.
A hat makes a bold statement, so I keep the neckline open and never wear a necklace with a hat. I wear earrings mostly to cover the hole in my ears, never large eye-catching ones with a hat. Too many accessories always take a look in the wrong direction.
We visited First Watch on Sunday. It is a delightful daytime cafe serving fresh, healthy options for breakfast or lunch only.
I had the Frittata Rustica, a classic Italian-style omelet with kale, house-roasted Crimini mushrooms, onions, and tomatoes topped with Mozzarella Parmesan cheese—served with ciabatta toast and a salad. It was excellent!
Mr. Mickey had the Floridan French Toast made from thick-cut brioche with wheat germ and powdered cinnamon sugar, covered with fresh banana, kiwi, and seasonal berries.
My super casual and comfortable look included a fedora style hat from J.Jill. The relaxed cotton shirt is from Everlane. I did not tuck in any part of the shirt since I am wearing pull-on style ankle jeans from Liverpool Jeans Co. The tote bag is old. The Born sandals are from last year.
Hats with a brim that is not too wide and a crown that does not rest on the top of my head to flatten my hair are my best choice. I need some height at the crown, be it a hat or a hairstyle. I never repeat the roundish shape of my face in accessories, collars, or hairstyles.
If you have followed my journey for a while, you know that I am not an expert on anything. I do read a lot and enjoy doing research more than most people. I share what I learn to help you use my examples to figure out what works best for you. Looking and feeling your best is the first step to enjoying a full and healthy second fifty years with confidence. I hope you have a delightful weekend!